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Volume / Number: 5 / 613

CLA 613
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 11635
Script Maurdramnus Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Corbie, to judge by similarity with the Amiens Bible written for Abbot Maurdramnus (772–780). Fol. 151v has the old ex-libris: 'Liber sancti petri corbeie' (saec. XIII). Fol. 1 has: 'ex libris Corbeiensis monasterii' (saec. XVII). Brought to St Germain des Prés in 1638 with most of the Corbie MSS: fol. 1 has 'Sti Germani a Pratis 421, olim 198' (saec. XVIII). The Carolingian binding is noteworthy.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66781
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Contents Augustinus, In Evangelium Iohannis (55–fin.).
Script Commentary

Script is a handsome, regular, firmly formed early Caroline minuscule of the same type as the Maurdramnus Bible (Amiens MSS 6, 7, 9, 11, 12); typical are the letters f, r, s, with the knob-like fore-stroke and the s going below the line; the ascenders are club-shaped; a is the rule but open a occurs in the first part of the manuscript; g swings well to the right; uncial N occurs at beginning of words, the ligature oꝛ occurs even mid-word. Capital M is often used in the headings, occasionally also Q. Other Paris items of this type are MSS Lat. 11529 + 11530 in part, 12171, 12226, 12260, 12527, and 13373, a late survival of this type. The Tironian for 'hic' and 'hucusque' occur here and there in the margin (e.g., fol. 94).


Index Tironianorum.

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